"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
Psalms 46:1 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: I’m sure we’ve all been there. We were facing some opposition or difficulty and felt all alone, like no one was in your corner. Maybe I’m the only one. The worries of this world are enough to break anyone, but for those who call on the name of the LORD, we can rest assured that God is always with us. Not only is He our hideaway, our protection, but He is also our strength. For some reason, this makes me think of the fighters’ corners in a boxing ring. After each round, the fighters can step away from the fight, get some advice, and catch their breath a bit before they go back to face their opponent. If you feel like you’re facing an opponent, you can step back and be at peace for a bit. Ask God for His direction and strength. He will protect you. He will give you strength. Just keep in mind that we are all on a journey and we never know what the other person might be facing. There are plenty of times where compassion makes the fight a "win-win."
Prayer for today: I pray that we would be bold and stand up for our faith, but that we would rely on God to guide us. That we would be closely tuned in to the Holy Spirit in order to know what is best for God’s kingdom. And when the time comes, I pray that we would welcome the rest and strength that God provides.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…